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and sari. thanks for ruining my theory. >>> president obama toured some of the hardest hit parts of the new york area as recover continues after hurricane sandy. there's chuck schumer right behind him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> mitt romney failed to carry his home state of massachusetts in the romney/ryan ticket didn't win ryan's home state of wisconsin either. 20 presidential tickets in american history have lost both their home states, although romney and ryan are the first to reach that level of futility since 1972 when george mcgovern and sargent shriver didn't carry either of their home states, south dakot
. joining us now is bill bergman, a senior strategist for a pro-obama super pac. he previously served as the deputy press secretary for this president and for national press secretary for mr. obama's campaign in 2008. mr. burton, congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> you had a big year. >> it was a good election. one other presidential clip that you could have shown would have been from "the american president," when andrew shepard says, "i am andrew shepard and i am the president." >> and not born in kenya. i think the president is saying, you know what, the birth certificate thing is not going the paradigm for the kinds of fights we have here. we're to the going to fight about whether the new black panther party stole the election in pennsylvania. we're not going to fight about this stuff that so animated the right. we're going to focus on, we're going to put that stuff aside. he's essentially challenging the republican party to have an adult debate. i see that dynamic at work, at large, and specifically on this susan rice issue. do you think that's happening? >> absolutely. i
that brought him down. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill. thank you, surae. >>> in president obama's first news conference since winning reelection last week, he ended up calling republican criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice if she is nominated for secretary of state. >> if senator mccain or senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> summer mccain will do whatever it takes to block the nomination. >>> the president also spoke about the fiscal cliff in his news conference. >> jessica doyle is back and this your money report, the latest on the negotiations and high stakes that families will face if we
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
claims are stacking up. we're looking at losses of 6 to $12 billion. this all coming as president obama visits damage here in new york to see the recovery efforts. with me now is david williams, president of the taxpayers protection alliance. david, thanks so much for coming on the show. what do you make of all this? what happens if fema runs out of money? >> well, if fema runs out of money, don't worry, people will be helped. what is going to happen. congress is going to step in. they will make sure fema gets the money. what happens after that what we really don't know, how does fema pay the money back to the federal government. really it is only borrowing the money. that's what they did in katrina. they borrowed up to $20 billion. they blew through 18 billion in katrina. they have 3 billion left and 2.9 billion left. that will go through so quickly in new york and new jersey we're running up to a he had did line here. melissa: when i hear them say they will run out of money does it make a difference? it is your money, my money our audience's money. it is taxpayer dollars. what differe
island, president obama offers words of consolation to locals and thanks volunteers. we expect to hear some comments from president obama. we'll stay here live. we'll also let you know that we are expecting a news briefing coming up at about 2:00 p.m. eastern from the attorney general, eric holder. this is in relation to the settlement announced today b.p. oil's paying $4.5 billion fine, settlement, in the case for the gulf coast oil spill. that news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. we hope to take you there live. >> as you can see in that mob of folks from staten island and reporters the president is actually in new york. he came up just a bit earlier today and started his afternoon in new york with a helicopter tour above some flooded and burned out sections of queens and staten island. he made an aerial tour over the neighborhood that included the breezy point community where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire during the storm. >> live here on staten island waiting to hear possible comments by president obama who's been touring parts of queens and staten i
. >> thank you. >>> mitt romney says he lost the presidential election because of gifts president obama gave to the african- american and hispanic communities and to his core supporters. that's apparently the explanation romney gave his donors during a conference call yesterday. he said obama used programs like obama care to get the black vote and amnesty for illegal children to get the hispanic vote. one of romney's biggest vocal supporters bob ji jingle quick -- bobby jingle quickly denounced those. >> i reject that notion, that description. i think it's absolutely wrong. i don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party. that has to be one of the fundamental take aways. >> romney lost by 3%. david axelrod, one of the president's advisors, his senior campaign advisor says romney is still looking at america through the 47% prism. >>> after a taco bell manager was seriously wounded over the weekend, another store manager has been shot, this time in anne arundel county. police say a gunman entered the wal-mart in maryland city just after 4:00 a.m. yesterda
immunity card. jacki schechner. >> good morning. president obama is going to travel to new york for the day to assess the damage, thank first responders and follow up with victims of the aftermath of the super storm sandy. and then he's going to watch the movie "lincoln." it's a nice break between press conference and meeting with business leaders in the white house, and then the meetings with the budget with leaders. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to 1 trillion-dollar. >> senators rockefeller and harkin are passing around a letter opening to get 30 sittings. they want negotiations for every $1 out they have a $1 in. it would hold the president strong to medicare medicaid and social security. what they call lifelines to the middle class. david de will testify tomorrow behind closed doors in front of the intelligence committee. we're back after the break. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. u
is on capitol hill this afternoon. steve, what did they learn? >> reporter: pat, thanks, good evening. according to one democrat, who attended one of those two closed-door sessions here up on the hill, the cia threw a politically important lifeline to obama, u.n. ambassador dr. susan rice. but the overall issue remains highly political, highly partisan. even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain, who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> and for the president of the united states, for two weeks afterwards, to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it, infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morerel on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice, that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that involved something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there
to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held in eight months. several reporters did want to talk about the general petraeus scandal, of course but the president fortunately did get to spend a lot of time on the fiscal cliff which is what he was hoping for. while left room for a compromise by not taking a hard, red line on taxes he did say that he will not extend cuts for the rich. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> senate democrats are hoping he will stick to that claim and not compromise. with republicans they're asking the president not to cave in on talks over the fiscal clif
. >> thank you very much. >> the fourth annual washington ideas form is happening this week. topics include plastic selection of what to expect if president obama prepares for his second term. next, we are from massachusetts congressman, barney frank of the house financial services ranking member. from the museum, this is 20 minutes. >> congressman barney frank in his last term as congressman and enter by sorkin, do they too failed and the dealbreaker column in "the new york times" and on cnbc -- what is there? i watch it every day. and we have half of doctrine care. >> thank you and thank you for being here. there's about a hundred things for us to talk about them it is a very short amount of time. i want to get into issues related to wall street, but given the watercooler conversation seems to always be a blast from the 72 hours, jenna petraeus and this -- the real housewives of alabama. under the floor to tell us your thoughts. >> having for a long time argued that my sex life with some of the public's business, i extend the same courtesy to general petraeus and to general alan the notio
the appointment of a select committee. host: we will hear president obama's response to criticism. our question first is, how confident are you in a white house national security team? our first caller is from the democrats' line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i appreciate all the things c- span does. there are not enough people bringing issues like this to light. i am the father of two young the marines. things like this really get my attention. it seems like as the information comes out about this more and more each day, it is more and more questions. people have to stop and look at this for the good of the nation. there are way too many things that do not meet the eye. i think yesterday the president got a free ride on questioning this in front of the american people. today this will go behind closed doors. it will classify everything as top secret. we will never know the truth. host: what would answer your questions? caller: i do not know if it is possible to do that because of the media. there is not enough real reporting going on. i do not mean to be negative about this. if you tu
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